Getting The Door Of Your Dreams

Whether you’re replacing worn or broken doors, remodeling or wanting to enhance the inside of your home, a new interior door offers a refreshing change. Look below for the best deals on the brand new door of your dreams!

Door Type

There are two types of interior doors: pre-hung and slab. A pre-hung door, which includes a frame-mounted door and hinges, is ready to install and use with a prepared doorway. A slab door is basic; it’s just the door and doesn’t include a frame, hinges or handle set. Slab doors come unfinished (meaning they require painting or staining) or finished and ready to hang.

Accordion

Accordion doors fold in sections along a track with wheels when opened. They work well as room dividers, closet doors and utility room doors.

Size/Measurement

Door openings and dimensions are especially important when installing or replacing an interior door. When replacing an existing door with a pre-hung door, select a door that has the same dimensions as the existing one. Standard widths for interior doors are 24, 28, 30, 32 and 36 inches, while the height must be a minimum of 80 inches. For a slab door, measure the width, height and thickness of the door. For a pre-hung door, measure the width and height of the slab, the rough opening (space between the studs with no door installed), and the thickness of the jamb.

Handing

Handing, or door swing, is important for placement and door hardware. To determine handing, stand on the outside of the door (the side from where you would enter, such as in the hallway facing the bedroom). If the hinges are on the left side of the door, you have a left-handed door. If the hinges are on the right side of the door, it’s a right-handed door.

Barn

Barn doors are a fresh way to separate rooms, while providing an artisan flair to any space. Some barn doors glide along an upper rail, and others have a bottom track to prevent the door from swinging. Barn doors range from rustic to polished and come prefinished or unfinished in a variety of styles.